Development within Indian Reserves is entirely outside the Ministry's
authority. Roads within Indian Reserves are not public roads as defined
by the Transportation Act and the Ministry's only input would
concern their connection to the public road system. Before approving
their connection to the public road system, the District Development
Technician or District Manager, Transportation must make sure that they
meet the same requirements as other types of access.
If a subdivision application is made for land beyond an Indian Reserve
and proposed access is through the reserve, that access must be dedicated
as a highway right of way. Access by easement through the Indian Reserve
does not satisfy Section 9 of BC Regulation 334/79.